Easy / Side dish / Vegetables

Mock Mashed Potatoes (made with cauliflower) – take 2!

Remember the apple chip recipe I got from my daughter’s school?  Well, they also sent home a recipe which they called CauliMash.  I made it tonight and told my kids they’re mashed potatoes.


We served it up with my husband’s turkey burgers and fruit (some had raspberries, some had oranges); dinner took less than 30 minutes to make and get on the table.  The school says there are only 60 calories, 2g fat, and 6g protein.  Sounds good to me!


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3/4 c fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c low-fat cream cheese (I only had regular cream cheese which brought up the fat content but, man, it was awesome!)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium pot, bring 3-4 c of water to a boil.
  • Trim cauliflower so you have florets.
  • Put in boiling water.  Boil for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain well (too much water will make them runny after they’re blended) and place in a food processor.
  • Blend cauliflower, yogurt, and cream cheese.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle paprika over the top.  (I mixed it in the processor but it gave the cauliflower a stronger orange tint than I anticipated.  Tasted great but it was a bit odd-looking).
  • Season with salt and pepper.

HINT:  The cauliflower cools off quickly so keep it covered.


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